OUTLOOK: Classics in the Courtyard kicks off springtime season

Published 4:00 am Sunday, April 24, 2022

A precedent was set last year when the Southern Cultural Heritage Center (SCHC) expanded its fall “Classics in the Courtyard” events to include the spring.

Now for the second year, “Spring Classics in the Courtyard” has continued, and kicking off the series Friday was Vicksburg’s very own Booth Buys.

“This was the first time Booth has performed as the SCHC and we were so excited to showcase some wonderful Vicksburg talent,” SCHF executive director Stacey Mahoney said.

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The “Classics in the Courtyard” event began 14 years ago at the SCHC, offering a variety of musical performances during the lunch hour with local restaurants supplying a meal at a minimal cost.

It is held four consecutive Fridays in the fall and spring and is supported in part by funding from the Mississippi Arts Commission, a state agency, and in part, from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency, and the generous support of Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation individual and corporate members, the City of Vicksburg and various appropriations.

“We love offering these concerts to our community. They are a really fun way to get together, enjoy great music and eat delicious food,” Mahoney said.

The “Classics in the Courtyard” events run from noon until 1 p.m. on Fridays. The concerts are free, and the cost of lunch is $12. Reservations for lunch must be made by 5 p.m. the previous Thursday.

To make a reservation for lunch, call 601-631-2997 or email stacey@southernculture.org.

The remaining schedule:

April 29

Performance by DEVIL’S DUO

Lunch provided by Billy’s Italian Restaurant

May 6

Performance by KEYS VS STRINGS

Lunch provided by 10South

May 13

Performance by the Patrick Smith Band

Lunch provided by Goldie’s Express

About Terri Cowart Frazier

Terri Frazier was born in Cleveland. Shortly afterward, the family moved to Vicksburg. She is a part-time reporter at The Vicksburg Post and is the editor of the Vicksburg Living Magazine, which has been awarded First Place by the Mississippi Press Association. She has also been the recipient of a First Place award in the MPA’s Better Newspaper Contest’s editorial division for the “Best Feature Story.”

Terri graduated from Warren Central High School and Mississippi State University where she received a bachelor’s degree in communications with an emphasis in public relations.

Prior to coming to work at The Post a little more than 10 years ago, she did some freelancing at the Jackson Free Press. But for most of her life, she enjoyed being a full-time stay at home mom.

Terri is a member of the Crawford Street United Methodist Church. She is a lifetime member of the Vicksburg Junior Auxiliary and is a past member of the Sampler Antique Club and Town and Country Garden Club. She is married to Dr. Walter Frazier.

“From staying informed with local governmental issues to hearing the stories of its people, a hometown newspaper is vital to a community. I have felt privileged to be part of a dedicated team at The Post throughout my tenure and hope that with theirs and with local support, I will be able to continue to grow and hone in on my skills as I help share the stories in Vicksburg. When asked what I like most about my job, my answer is always ‘the people.’

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